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Date: 01/25/12 04:01 PM

29 Responses to LEGO Man In Spaaaaace

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    korahn Male 30-39
    1196 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 4:03 pm
    Link: LEGO Man In Spaaaaace - Canada`s new space program is off to a good start!
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    r66tramp Male 40-49
    674 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 4:09 pm
    Lets not forget there are different levels of what we call space. Good times just the same.
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    Burgh Male 40-49
    300 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 4:11 pm
    Just a bit higher and the Canadarm could have grabbed it.
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    Samsquanch Male 30-39
    792 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 4:20 pm
    Meh, beats mooching rides because the space program got shut down.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2012 at 4:53 pm
    As an American who has seen many videos like this I`M NOT IMPRESSED!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 25, 2012 at 5:02 pm
    Thats awesome.. so simple yet so very very cool. So now we know what it will look like to be an astronaut.
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    mar95789 Female 18-29
    193 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 6:10 pm
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    30885 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 6:12 pm
    Pigs... In... SPAAAACE!

    Hey, IAB must be doing something right, all the postings today have 3+ ratings, that`s good eh? Well, all but 3 do.
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    comp_wizard Male 18-29
    194 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 6:40 pm
    I can see two plausible ways of making a video like this. You can either launch your lego and camera in a weather balloon, or you can just use a blue screen and a moving light source. Anyone care to guess which method was employed here?
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15512 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 6:51 pm
    UFOS, UFOS everywhere
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    madmanofhell Male 13-17
    41 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 7:43 pm
    Uncle Irvin??
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    January 25, 2012 at 8:36 pm
    Absolute genius
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    korahn Male 30-39
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    January 25, 2012 at 9:29 pm
    @comp_wizard. Yeah, I was curious about that too. On their page, they say "making of video coming soon" or something like that
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    xelous Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2012 at 10:21 pm
    Seems like editing that video on a green screen using movable light source to recreate the sun from some stock footage is a lot harder than filling a balloon up with air and letting it go.

    Unnecessarily complex skepticism
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    January 25, 2012 at 11:44 pm
    I find these ballon videos really interesting, don`t know why.
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    uber-idiot Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2012 at 1:08 am
    anybody ever noticed how lego men are just to the wrong side of bored?
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    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 4:04 am
    thats a big leap for Canada
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    Raicuparta Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 5:43 am
    there are a bunch of other videos like these online, some of them with the full thing and much more stable, its pretty cool to watch. I never understand how they make it not fall in another continent or something.
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    thejanitor86 Male 18-29
    63 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 7:05 am
    @Raicuparta, because it is still spinning with the Earth as it floats up. it stays in a relative position above the launch site.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 8:11 am
    For an effort by a couple of schoolkids, this is pretty sweet. Recording the curvature of the Earth and black of space is as much as you could hope for with a balloon.
    That`s all I wanted to point out. Now you Yanks can make more dumb comments about Canada`s space program.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
    9148 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 8:20 am
    I must try this now.
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    Byfield Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 8:43 am
    Not space. I cant stress that enough, its so very far from being in space. this is a weather balloon, not even a high altitude ballon.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 10:21 am
    hahah look at him go!!!
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    Eddo_H Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2012 at 12:40 pm
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    marcus2 Male 13-17
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    January 26, 2012 at 1:11 pm
    Or a weather balloon? Or the sunlight glinting off a low orbital sattelite?
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    K3vin Male 18-29
    487 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 2:50 pm
    The two kids that did this are from a burb not far from me.

    check out the story, cost them just under $500 CAD
    story here
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    Dewed Male 50-59
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    January 26, 2012 at 7:49 pm
    This was just on our local news. They said it was a weather balloon. It burst, but a parachute saved it. It came down about 75 miles from where they launched it. But it had a GPS on it, so they could find it. They said it cost about $400.
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    Zymotical Male 18-29
    198 posts
    January 26, 2012 at 11:43 pm
    @Eddo_H You notice that dinky weather ballon but not the huge flash of light from 0:28-0:31? Since it is so dim in the second sighting, it must have been originally much closer to the Legos` guy.
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    jonathanhall Male 30-39
    24 posts
    January 27, 2012 at 10:30 pm
    at least use a astronaut minifig, would have been 10 times better.

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